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CNBC
Jun 20, 2013 4:00am EDT
the fedotenko start scaling back its bond buying program at the end of the year if the economy continues to improve. his comments at the meeting shook the stock and bond market. it's greater optimism. the unemployment could drop to 6 point phone 5% in 2014. that's a year earlier than previously thought. they're still not concerned about inflation and think gdp might expand faster than 3% over the next two years. bernanke tried to draw a distinct line between tapering and the end of qe 2. >> the most important thing that i just want to convey again is that it's important not to say this date, that date, this time. it's important to understand our policies are economic dependent. >>> so coming from the fed. equities sold off in the united states. you can see here just about 35, 40 stocks on the dow jones 500. ftse up 1 2/3. the pmi number. basic resources are the biggest seller. that comes off with china, hsbc pmi down at a nine-month low. new orders down. we're getting more on that from munich. the market reaction, this means commodities are weaker as well to date. spot gold down 3% this
CNBC
Jun 19, 2013 7:00pm EDT
not be until december or early next year. third point, the u.s. economy's still only growing sluggishly, only 2% growth. just about 1% inflation. modest profits. falling gold. and a steady king dollar. interest rates in my view are not going to skyrocket. there's more money to be made in stocks. the second half is going to be a slower slog than the first half. okay? that's my take on the story. here now we bring in former federal reserve governor frederick mishkin, currently an economics professor at columbia university. welcome back, rick. i just want to ask you, this is a very complicated news conference and a lot of people are saying many different things. first of all, let me ask you if i have the story right. i heard the news conference. the fed will slow down bond purchases toward the end of the year. is that what bernanke said? >> i think what they're trying to do, they've been very concerned, i'm sure, about all the volatility in the markets. and they want to make sure that people understand that in fact they are going to get out of this purchase program, which raises a lot of complicat
CNBC
Jun 21, 2013 6:00am EDT
what he said? valuations are attractive still. businesses are doing well. the economy is strengthening. get this. he says even with $20 billion, he opportunity have enough money to take advantage of all the opportunities here. >> 20. it's not all his. >> he says he's not looking at this point like, look, maybe the rate of the market has slowed down. we're not talking about three year doubles at this point. he says for his funds he's looking more five or six years for doubling. maybe nine or ten for the market. still talking about a very strong market and a place he sees great opportunity. >> these are times you try to keep your cool. >> got to have some powder. got to have dry powder. >> i wish we had all the guys looking for -- if they were to come on and say no, no, no, i'd feel better. they're never able to pull the trigger. want to go overseas? >> i think we should. for a moment. >> take us there. >> i hear this whole thing in china is kind of just not just ben bernanke creating some problems. let's talk about trading in asia and europe today. ross westgate standing by in london. f
CNBC
Jun 20, 2013 7:00pm EDT
base metals, indication of a slower global economy. commodity stocks, of course, they get hit when the dollar rises, 3%, 4% declines. they've been down 15% in the last six weeks here. let's move on here. there was no place to hide. it didn't matter. consumer staple stocks down 3%. utilities were down 3%. consumer discretionary defense care is not defensive. there wasn't any place to hide. i just want to note, larry, the s&p 500 down 5% from its historic high just about a month ago, but it's still up almost 12% on the year. bear that in mind, i want to know we're already getting deals cancelled and we had one secondary canceled tonight and brookfield renewable energy and they own wind mills and natural gas-fired power plants and they canceled late tonight due to what they call market conditions and the slide to the downside. larry, right now the futures are pretty much unchanged and we'll have it open tomorrow with a lot of trading and it will be the options exploration. after that, a lot of people here are hoping for a relatively smooth day, but nobody knows for sure. back to you.
CNBC
Jun 20, 2013 6:00am EDT
this year. if they remain broadly aligned with our current expectations for the economy, we will continue to reduce the pace of purchases in measured steps through the first half of next year ending purchases around mid year. >> the bonds finished in the red as the blue chip index showed its seventh straight move. all the main s&p sectors closed lowers. the worst performers were defensive sectors. telecons. this is what people had been warning us, look out for those stocks that act more like bonds. that's exactly what happened yesterday. the yield on the ten year treasury, it hit a 15-month high if you take a look at that. 2.426%. this is a concerning move. this morning the dow futures are indicated down triple digits once again. this is on top of a 200 point plus drop yesterday. it doesn't look like there's going to be a quick bounce back, at least not this morning. >> we have a number of newsmakers to help us make our way through all of this, get through these questions raised by the fed bank. including alfred broaddus and former minneapolis fed. we have john stumpf. cisco is going to h
CNBC
Jun 20, 2013 3:00pm EDT
-changer? the economy getting better? >> think investors don't believe what bernanke is telling us. that the economy is stronger. and that it is a lack of confidence in the economy's ability a to stand on its two feet without all of this liquidity. >> and do you think this is old-fashioned profit taking? we've had good gains for 2013. we've had good gains for last four years. is it time to take something off the table for that reason. >> think i so. and a couple dayes with twloost days of run up with the announcement yesterday was short-covering. so i think you have people on the shore wagon as well. i think it is a combination of profits and the move down today. >> have you a triple witch tomorrow right? expiration coming tomorrow. how does that impact things? >> i think that exaggerates the moods. usually you see a lot of activity and volume and movement. and what we have seen the last few days is a heavy down days. i think the on coming combination exaggerate the move and puts pressure in that direction of the movement in this case down and exaggerate this move. not quite a bit but, significantly
CNBC
Jun 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
mean for commerce and economy. >>> and now a backing off of a bid for sprint by dish, and they will concentrate on clearwire. >>> and also, a look at icahn stepping up dell bid. >>> and now the fed is wrapping up the two-day policy meeting this afternoon. investors hoping that fed will provide clarity about how and when the fed will wind down the bond buying program. make sure to watch the statement, and ben bernanke's news conference which is i perhaps more important, and it starts at 2:00 p.m., and one way or another, it is going to be nice to get something out of the way, wouldn't it? >> yes, i used to regard these events as big bad events when i worked at the hedge fund, because there could be relief even if he says the wrong thing and i'd love for him to address the 10-year, because it signals that the e kconomy is better, b it is not just weak. but if you address the 10-year, i'm in control and the bond vigilantes are not. i believe when this is over, we will come back and discuss -- i'm not kidding -- stocks. >> although, is it possible that the language that h
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2013 2:30am PDT
sweet. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke has a little more positive view of the u.s. economy. but that sent markets tumbling. cnbc's andrew ross sorkin, my friend. >> hey, my man. how are you? >> i'm doing well. >> great to see you. >> congratulations, by the way. i'm probably two or three weeks late here, but it's -- it's been probably more than that but marv tlous watch you every morning. >> i know you miss me. we need to know why the stock market tumbles so strongly when mr. bernanke says we might stop something in the future but nothing is happening right now. >> because we've indicated for the first real time that we are taking the drugs away from the patient. that's what's happened here. this is all about whether we can handle it. it's sort of -- it's kind of like antibiotics. you are supposed to take them to a certain point and then stop taking them before they finally kick in and start to work. it's hard to gauge when you are supposed to stop with the medicine. and that's really the question right now. the market clearly feels that the economy isn't out of the woods y
MSNBC
Jun 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. one of our supporters that says, liberty. immigrants contribute to our economy. immigrants pay taxes. we're actively mobilizing a lot of the important aspects of our economy. so when we are having a discussion about what is the living wage and how fast can we live on, right now, $14,500 is the living wage. they're talking about be giving access to services. we're creating a shadow economy of a community in perpetual -- >> i think the conservative movement in this country does not want immigration reform. it helps keep wages down like you're talking about. there is a mindset that is very strange. this came out of mouth of jeb bush. i want to you hear what he said about immigrants. here it is. >> we're going to have fewer workers taking care of a larger number of people that the country has a social contract with. to be able to allow them to retire with dignity and purpose we cannot do that with the fertility rates we have in our country. immigrants are more fertile and they love families and they have more intact families and they bring a younger population. >> what is your response t
CNBC
Jun 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
't think the economy is that strong yet. that would be another conversation on the line, but i think the interest rate -- the jump in interest rates is more once again of a knee jerk reaction. >> do you agree with that, because it does feel as though we're kind of at an infliction point in terms of rates, and this has been a really big backup this week in rates even though we're still at historically low levels. >> as much as i love kenny, i disagree with the big guy. an overreaction, no. we aren't seeing an overreaction. big ben. came out with the bernanke belly flop when he inadvertently suggested that they can move the stimulus or even taper on unemployment target. went from 6.9% up to 7%. that was huge, and that's when the ripple effects and the tsunami came into the treasury pits behind me. they began selling it, and right now, sue, severe technical damage, so the treasury market, obviously 7 and above, 2.40 in the ten-year note is very difficult. equity bounced off this 100-day moving average of 15.75 which coincides with the multi-year high. a lot of people were caught offside
CNBC
Jun 20, 2013 9:00am EDT
is not only allowing inflation, but the fact that it won't come down. and now the u.s. economy has to take into account that and the move of rates and the 1.5% move in rates is a hard pill to follow. >> and scott n the last three or maybe four, the feds have come in, and they have said, i am short the 10-year and take a boatload and every year they are wrong, and perhaps now, but to this point, we are waiting for an appreciable move in rates for year and years and the fact that the economy may not stand on its own legs is curious to me. i am curious what you are hearing out there, as well, scott, in terms of the pain people are taking on the fixed income side, and those who are not short credit and obviously watching the equities sell off. >> the market, whether it is treasuries or equities, the market was probably hoping and probably against the better judgment probably that bernanke yesterday was going to sort of walk it back, and walk back the notion that they were going to mention taper org that -- tapering or going to do it any time soon and we know that the people you are talking abo
MSNBC
Jun 21, 2013 3:00am PDT
-- pumping billions and billions of dollars into the economy. is it possible that we have gone from a tech bubble to a housing bubble to a fed bubble? >> it's absolutely a risk. the real question is is this easing? all this billions and billions of dollars, trillions of dollars really of dollars the federal reserve has printed and pumped into the economy. have they created a real enduring economic expansion? can housing exist? can housing keep recovering even without ultra-cheap money? can the housing market keep rising without ultra-cheap money? can housing growth continue? that's the bet that ben bernanke has been making the past couple of years. the question is is the debt going to pay off, or will we be right back in this mess we were five years ago? >> isn't the case when former chairman allen greenspan greens retired, he was pummeled because of the housing bubble. isn't it the case, since greenspan left, we've become more liberal with our monetary supply as far as pumping more money into the monetary supply. money has been basically free for investors and businesses for the past seve
CNBC
Jun 18, 2013 1:00pm EDT
of different economies, but housing is key to the u.s. economic recovery along with jobs. how does it look to you? >> i come home from my travels i see it in my own street, that a developer bought the property opposite of us, completely overhauling the original house and building a new one right next to it, kind of noisy. sends me back in my travels again. the infliction point happened, i can tell you when it happened, whenity remortgaged and fixed, and from that moment on you've seen the tightening beginning, and this is going to be a very interesting challenge for the housing recovery as we get further indications from the fed tomorrow that there's tightening coming. that's already begun to affect mortgage rates, and if there's one thing that could cool things down it's going to be a sense that the party is over in terms of quantitative easing. >> diana, weigh in on that, you've made the very points that there may be a cooling of course, but as rates rise it may get people off the couch and into contracts. >> yeah. that's a very short-term phenomenon, and i'd be interested to hear from n
CNBC
Jun 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
morning to you. leaders of the world's most powerful economies are gathering in northern ireland for a two-day summit. british prime minister david cameron is the host, and he's pushing for countries to share more financial information. leaders there also expected to discuss differences on some of the big issues. syria's civil war, free trade between europe and north america and of course global tax evasion. we'll have a live report from steve sedgwick on the ground in the next hour. >>> unions in turkey, they're on a owuone-day strike over the eviction of protesters from a park in istanbul. police and protesters clashed from sporadically overnight following a weekend of scuffles in the city. nbc's richard engel will join us with the latest in the next hour. >>> also in corporate news this morning, a large activist investor in smithfield foods is pressuring the company to explore a break-up rather than go ahead with that planned $4.7 billion takeover by a chinese meat producer. i don't know if this is going to make joe happy or not, but "the wall street journal" reporting that starboard va
CNBC
Jun 19, 2013 4:00am EDT
that the outlook for the u.s. economy is still quite unclear and that would dovetail nicely with what are likely to be downward revisions to the fed's forecast for the economy. if you look at the march forecasts, they were still forecasting 2013 gdp at 2.5%. and while i don't think they will go down to the sort of level that the imf was forecasting at 1.9 last friday, down grading that forecast of gdp, downgrading their inflation forecasts to levels which they previously described as sub optimal should offer markets some reassurance that as much as bernanke will stress tapering probably is going to happen, it's a matter of when. and he won't pre-judge his options. it's not something which means immediately that interest rates are going to rise. one of the things that markets seem to have to gotten, that when the fed outlined its qe exit plan in 2011, it did actually say the first thing it would do was not raise interest rates but stop rolling off or reinvesting maturing debt. >> the other thing of course is they won't be buying any fresh stuff even when they stop. and tapering doesn't mean they
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
economy, then you're going to be shocked by the report "rolling stone" has for us tonight. that's coming up. also a shocking turn of events on the house floor as the house speaker brings crucial legislation to the floor and watches it go down in flames. i'll tell you why what's bad for john boehner is good for the country. >>> plus bailouts of struggling casinos? it is also something that is totally happening. we begin tonight with a truly rare bit of genuine progress from congress. excellent news that nonetheless has me seething with anger. here's what's happening that's great news and infuriating. making sure 11 million immigrants are given a road to citizenship is trying to pass a bill by a huge margin in the senate. they are called the gang of eight and the reason they think they need the huge margin victory is to put pressure on house speaker john boehner to bring the legislation to the house floor even though it it will almost certainly not have the support of a majority of house republicans. so that's the game plan. the goal is get 70 votes in the senate, a goal that has seemed, w
FOX Business
Jun 17, 2013 3:00pm EDT
the reason the fed would taper. the reason the fed tapers is that the economy is markettedly better or marginally better. the fact is it's seen as a negative somehow. we got better than expected housing data today. that's not holding on to the gains. the narcotic association -- national association of home builders index, right hand of the screen, rose from 52 to 42 in may, the highest since 2006. today, the engines roar, kicking off the start of the paris air show, the show where the top airlines and all the big makers show us and show their wear. is shares of boeing like what they saw today. shares of boeing at a new high after a ceo had confidence in the brand new batteries they reinstalled in the dream liner, and it received an order for ten 787 10x. that's good news for boeing. nicole on the floor of the new york stock exchange, the spy case, and silicon valley opens the books to the government because the government asked for information. we'll get more on that story. and we have a cautionary tale of china being the spoiler on detroit's comeback. yes, detroit's auto world come
FOX Business
Jun 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT
havto a ourselves is this economy ready. therthey see bernanke stepping k saying it will not happen immediately but it is going tt happen. it has the investors very concerned. charles: and economy bumping along at 2% per year, is it worth it? >> we should not lose sight of the fact ben bernanke, is reflected the most basic level the economy is improving. we are not facing the crisis we have faced for so many years now. reacting to what the meanings of these things are, but i choose to see it as the cup half full, getting the worst behind us. which is very encouging news. charles:t them, what do you make the idea of the stock market should come down hard and fast what is supposedly good news. >> everyone who is in the market has to choose what it is they are interested ins an investor please send i am an investor. i don't care wt happens today or yesterday with my personal investment in the way i approach the market, that is sobody else's problem. those people i am not saying they'rr using poor judgment or ting irrationally, i choose to understand tt the long-term is looking pretty g
CNBC
Jun 21, 2013 4:00am EDT
. and the double hit of the weak chinese economy and also the fed's tapering continue to weigh on this sector. back to you. >> thanks for that. let's recap what happened in the u.s. as well. selling off for a second day. dow, s&p 500 suffering their worst day of the year. dow down 254 points. highest one day percentage drop since last november. all 30 components down with 29 of the 30 dropping more than 1%. s&p had its worst one day percentage drop since november as well. november 2011, i should say. all ten s&p sectors were down more than 2%. 96% of the stocks listed on the benchmark index ended in the red. the vix, the markets fair gauged up more than 23% to its highest close since december. joining us for more, charles steeple, head of market strategy at lloyd's bank with us for the best part of the first hour today. good to see you. it's been described as sort of a big unwind of leverage. the thing that's striking about this, of course, actually what was the hedge yesterday that paid off? maybe if you were long in the vix. otherwise you were pretty much whammied. >> yeah. i mean, it's -- heads
CNBC
Jun 20, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of the economy that's buzzing? we'll ask the definitive voice on that suggest, ivy zelman, in a halftime exclusive. >>> mining for answers. what does china's manufacturing meltdown mean for stocks? a trader debate is ahead. >>> stocks falling hard and continuing that steep slide "today." the worst two-day drop for the dow this year. did ben bernanke kill the rally or is this the buying opportunity a lot of people have been waiting for? we're trading the fed fallout, what it all means to your money with joe terranova, josh brown, simon baker, and stephanie link. josh brown, answer that question. >> no, the rally has been killed. we haven't yet closed at a 5% connection yet but it looks like we're getting very close. what i would tell you is we've been beneath the 20-day moving average for almost a month now. so i think that rally that started from november has ended and now the only question is whether or not we're in a down trend or we're biding time until another leg up. i would tell you this is a massive carry trade unwinding. i would 234not want to be the ft one to dive in and say thi
CNBC
Jun 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
the eurozone economy, arguing that recent signs of market stabilization mean that the ecb's interest rates are becoming a more effective tool again. we'll see about that. >>> also, g-8 leaders are wrapping up a summit in northern ireland today. british prime minister david cameron has, of course, been the host. he says the goal of the group is to "fired up our economies and drive growth and prosperity around the world." we're going to have more, of course, from cnbc's steve sedgwick, who's on the ground there in that beautiful live shot in about 20 minutes. >>> meantime, time for "the global markets report." we'll go across the pond not to ireland, but to london, where ross westgate is standing by this morning amid a sea of green. a little bit of red around. how are you doing, ross? >> yeah, hey, andrew, pretty good. we're actually at the best levels of the session today here for european equities. advances out-pacing decliners by around about, what, 6-2, 7-2 on the dow jones stocks 600. it's been a mixed morning, but the ftse 100 now up 0.8%, despite the that is correct if inflation numbe
CNBC
Jun 21, 2013 9:00am EDT
the food away, and buy one lobster and get one lobster, and it is bad. darden blames the economy for people not spending at lo of money to buy the breadsticks. i don't want to hear that. >> and meanwhile, we think that the economy is improving and yesterday the numbers in a different environment most likely would have been positives for the equity market, but we are not overwhelmed by the worries of the philly fed, and numbers that most people thought were better than they thought it would be. >> and i look at the bonds and how is the 10-year, strong. okay. buy me 50,000, whatever. we are in one of the moments and if we are not looking at the bonds, you know, having fun. >> and something else that people were looking at is the chinese shibor. we don't talk about it a lot. >> right, something that can jump up to bite you. >> and the rate has come down overnight, and they are trying to tighten up the money supply, and tighten it up, and the corporate inflows are not as strong as they might have originally been for china, but all part of the plan in a way of 300 million people, and 15 years to
CNBC
Jun 18, 2013 4:00pm EDT
'll give the economy before it decides to reduce the monthly asset purchases. to me, the market has kind of adjusted its own expectations both for the worse and better, much more than the fed's message has changed. so i feel like it's really a lot of suspension been drained out of this meeting. by the way, the market itself, the treasury yields have calmed down. >> all right. amy, let me ask you in terms of allocating capital. where are you seeing the flow right now in terms of putting money to work? where is the conviction out there? what sector? >> well, hi, maria. from an options perspective, it's pretty interesting, because i think a lot of folks out there would say the fed's probably not going to say too much tomorrow. it may delay things out later. our own house view is for an october tapering session. however, from the options point of view, you've actually seen short-term term structure come up. so to translate that, that's basically saying near term, more volatility is expected relative to the outer terms. so the options market is actually expecting something for tomorrow, and y
CNBC
Jun 17, 2013 9:00am EDT
people have looked at the economy and said, wait a minute, we're not nearly to the point where the fed can take its foot off the gas. but if you look at their forecast for not only this year, but even moving forward, they are a little bit ahead of where consensus is and that's key to what they. >> 2.6. i want to see loan growth. you don't have new splurge in housing, obviously, because the people are kind of caught up by the rates. but, yes, the stocks that acted well last week, i used again mills and bristol meyers, imminent recession in 8 to 12 months. they bottomed. you don't want to see that. in other words, this is the fed step as way and people believe that there's nothing there. i'd like to think the fed stays in, until we get more than one month of good loan growth. >> to that point, you are talking about my multiple stocks there. they had something to be taken out of them given what were, what multiples -- >> 18, 20. >> higher than some of the peers in the biotechnology sphere which is hard to believe because they're going at a good rate faster. >> i don't want to get caught i
CNBC
Jun 18, 2013 4:00am EDT
on the economy but signaled this in no way means rates will go up. that led to a bit of a swoon in stocks during the session yesterday. the dow gave up more than 100 points. robin harding, who wrote the article, then took to twitter to tell everyone to chill out. he later defended his piece on cnbc's "fast money." >> the fed has a one-week blackout during which it doesn't say anything to anybody. so, people need to react to the content of the story rather than the existence of the story. and what i've seen happening today, and i think we saw it happening last week, too, is the market was reacting as if there's some secret bat signal coded here. >> asked if the article was timed for the greatest market impact, harding says he has nothing to do with that, that "the ft" sends out pieces when they write them. i mentioned mr. draghi as well. he says the ecb is looking at negative to positive rates with an open mind and with all intended consequences, rates becoming more effective. again, another measure we looked at on the considered possibility of having a break on deposit facilities, speaking in je
CNBC
Jun 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
about the underlying economy. >> it's the economico outlook. >> you don't think he'll use the word? >> i don't think he'll use the letter. >> people will ask questions. >> but as long as -- as long as it doesn't start with a t. if there is a t in the world somewhere, he may use it. >> we could have a drinking game. first question has to be about tapering. will use the word taper. >> either tape ever or your ter. >> i was at a party with a drinking game, but it was with lemonade. makes no sense. they're practicing for the day when -- legmonade, you'll just get sick. >> that's okay. learn a lesson. >> i know. >> let's take a look at europe. again, futures are indicated higher and that may be because the expectation is that the fed will in fact slightly lower their economic outlook. if that he another case, you would expect they would not be pulling qe anytime soon. but right now the market is barely bunching in europe. in asia, you can see the nikkei was up about 1.8%. so volatility continues there. hang seng down by just over 1%. oil prices right now are indicated up about 50 cents. wti i
CNBC
Jun 21, 2013 3:00pm EDT
pulls the jumper cables off the drained battery that's been the economy, a healthy financial sector could be good, needed, and essential for a sustainable economic recovery. >> you mentioned oracle, nick. a lot of people were looking at oracle and saying this is evidence that global growth is slow. so what did you see in the oracle numbers? >> when we look at the numbers for all of the companies, things that are still tied into the emerging markets -- >> i see. >> -- the emerging economies are still struggling the most. when we collect all of the economic data, it's saying come home to the u.s. and so, some of the defensive sectors, the financials as well, we still like best some of the trends. not utilities, but telecom we like. when it comes to certain technology sectors and materials, energy, industrials, you know, these emerging economies, there's some scary things going on, particularly with the short-end rates in china. >> and the outflows prove it. >> yeah, rick santelli, how much higher on the 10-year yield, do you think in. >> i wish i could tell you. if this was a normal m
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2013 1:00pm PDT
to improve our economy just doesn't work. >> my job isn't to try to impose my will. >> i call him president barack onixon. >> your street cred collapses. >> this guy was the great hope. he was the tea party senator. >> god bless the tea party. >> i was a stranger and you welcomed me. and these are not strangers. >> you need to take every one of those irs agents and put them on our southern border. >> i didn't come here to be speak irbecause i needed a fancy title and a big us a. >>> good afternoon. the markets have just wrapped up a dramatic sell-off. the dow closed down some 300-plus points on news that the chairman of the federal reserve, ben bernanke, is hinting that they will be winding down the stimulus of the economy through its bond-buying program. we'll have more on that later in the broadcast. but first, more than 11 million lives hang in the balance. the veritable nation within a nation, as a bipartisan group of senators reach a deal to strengthen border security in the senate's immigration bill. it is a break-through that could pave the way for republican senators to support a pa
MSNBC
Jun 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the fed has been doing and what is also unknown is whether the economy is going to get strong enough so the real economy, real growth, and profits at companies are going to be strong enough to sort of displace the fed stimulus as it pulls away. the fed has made an important point. if things go south and things turn out to be a lot worse than we think, we don't have do change anything. we can ease up -- >> print more money. >> we can do whatever we want. but that's not the way markets have interpreted this. traders have just ignored all the ifs and buts that bernanke said. they've assumed the fed is going to start taking away the medicine. that remains to be seen. >> well, rick, that's the question, right? you talk about this being moved a lot by day traders or etfs. >> and hedge funds. >> is this a judgment that we are running out of value in the underlying markets and the stocks, or is it just a prediction about the future? >> well, it's mostly psychology. i'll tell you that. it is people trying to guess where -- how dependent the stock market is on the fed. it is not anything that's a
FOX Business
Jun 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
with a market massacre. ben bernanke saying if the economy continues to improve he will cut back on his 85 billion-dollar a month bond buying program by the end of the year. that reality terrifying wall street. because the market may have to stand on its own two feet. combine that with a massive credit crutch in china and u.s. markets got absolutely slaughtered today. the dow closing down a staggering 353 points. look at that. 2.3% there. if you control down on this market massacre, christian dorsey from the economic policy institute. sam stovall, chief equity strategist at s&p capital iq. gentlemen, thanks so much for joining us. sam, shouldn't have been that big after deal. all ben bernanke said, if the economy continues to improve we may taper back on the buying by the end of the year. not that they will stop it all together. not that they will sell what they already have. look at the big gyrations we've seen. doesn't that tell you how ugly and messy this does point -- dismount actually will be? >> it tells me more, melissa, we're end of june which is quarter ending month a lot of portf
CNBC
Jun 18, 2013 9:00am EDT
. >> and if we can be freed from some of the regulatory burdens, this economy could take off, and so will the stock market. >> thank you, sir. join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome the "squawk on the street." i'm david faber with jim cramer and scott right here. carl quintanilla is off this morning, and afterf a 100-point rally, the fed is under the microscope as it begins, you know it, a two-day meeting. the futures are holding onto the gains and consumer prices up one point in may, and housing starts rose above street forecast, but we are looking for a higher open. >> yes. >> and a actually more defensive. looking at europe, a mixed picture, and you can see it on the continent there, but a lot of green on the map. start with our own road map starting with day one of the fed meeting as the market swings over almost any mention on the word of the word taper. president obama hints that ben bernanke could be on his way out. scott? >> and david, here is sony activist dan loeb asking for a second time to spin off the entertainment arm. th
CNBC
Jun 18, 2013 11:00pm EDT
for the stock market and the economy, they're trapped like rats. especially after today's rally. they can't afford to have this market stay higher. they're underinvested. they haven't made the money they should have! so they have to make themselves right with the napalm attack. the selling from the bears will be visible to all. their negatively will be picked up by the media as though it's the truth about what the fed actually said. the bears will hope that the situation will then become self-fulfilling as the tape action determines the narrative and they set the agenda. why wouldn't they? why not try to define the event? after all, who wouldn't believe the fed is causing trouble or the market is in trouble if the futures take everything down instantly. it's death defying, come in and buy. that's why at first, it will look like no stocks will have survived the onslaught tomorrow by 2:30. then a little while after, maybe by 3:15 some stocks will climb out of the b-52 bear raid, but not all. some will stay down. some may never get out. mostly the real estate investment trusts and the high y
CNBC
Jun 17, 2013 4:00am EDT
the economy offset these gains in some of the financial sectors. shrugging off weakness in the mainland, property place outperformed hong kong helping the hang seng gain 1.2% today. the sector rebounded for the second session after very sharp selloffs recently. so we may be seeing some bargain hunting here. and elsewhere in australia, banking shares helped at the sx 200 reversed earlier losses ending higher by 0.7%. but under pressure, down 0.3%. and some of the southeast asian markets also trading in the green at the moment. back to you, ross. >> all right, catch you later. joining me in the studio, co-ceo of wells fargo financial services. american stocks down three out of the last four, this after good gains this year. is sentiment going to be shifting around now over the next few months as we question the fed and japan? >> undoubtedly we'll continue to see a lot of volatility. just look at this morning. we have the nikkei up 2.75%. today we have the futures up in the u.s. about 1% and within europe, about 0.75%. and i think we'll continue to see that. the question about japan is, do
FOX News
Jun 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
is making out, you know, like a bandit and what i found is we basically had been living in two economies in this country for the last ten years. there's the economy where you and i know where people are hard pressed jobs are tight and money is tight and then there's the healthcare economy where everybody is doing really well except maybe the nurses and the doctors but the people that sell the equipment, the people that make the drugs, the people that run the allegedly nonprofit hospitals are all making ridiculous amounts of money. >> so you mean the doctors who spend 12, sometimes 15 years just preparing to be a doctor are making less money. >> far less unless they got in the system so they started a clinic where they can send patients or they're consulting for a drug company, they're not making the big bucks. the guys who make the cat scan equipment or the pharmaceutical sales men and executive, the hospital administrators, your local nonprofit hospital without even knowing it, i can tell you that the guy who runs your local hospital in little rock makes well over $1,000,000 and a half
MSNBC
Jun 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, that's wage theft. misclassification is the other piece of this puzzle. so workers in the economy broadly speaking have been suffering and it's actually hurting our recovery overall. >> it's particularly acute right now in this moment because there is such a slack labor market. unemployment is so high, and people are desperate for work and they're desperate for a foot in the door. i want to hear about how your fellow interns and co-workers reacted when they heard you were doing this. i'm really curious to hear that story right after we take this break. i'm the next american success story. working for a company where over seventy-five percent of store management started as hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it, or be an engineer, helping walmart conserve energy. even today, when our store does well, i earn quarterly bonuses. when people look at me, i hope they see someone working their way up. vo: opportunity, that's the real walmart. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that ti
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
this year because the economy is improving. it could also mark the beginning of the end of historically low interest rates. right now the dow is down. you see it on your screen, 227 points after falling 206 points yesterday. cnbc's kayla joins us live. kayla, the residuals still from bernanke's speech? >> tamara, i think we're going to be feeling the reverberations from that for a long time. all three averages are down 1.5%. you have gold which investors go to when they sell out of stocks. gold is down, too. you have bonds down also and the interest rates on those bonds are spiking. the ten year treasury is at a yield that it hasn't seen in nearly two years. stocks for their part have retreated. they've lost basically everything they've made in the last two months. you've mentioned it. it's somewhat ironic. a normal observer would say why is everything sell off because chairman bernanke said the market was doing better? there were all of these green chutes and signs up. there was an unprecedented amount by the federal reserve buying bonds, initiating pra ms to help stimulate the economy, an
MSNBC
Jun 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
by the french and germans? >> on the economy it's pretty good. but there's a whole other part of discomfort, if you will, with some european leaders and it more has to do -- their reaction to president obama is just like any other politician's reaction to a politician that may not be as popular as they once were. president obama, the nsa things do not play well over here. there has been a frustration by some on the left in europe that president obama hasn't addressed the issue of climate change more aggressively. that's always been a much more important issue to europeans than it ever has been in the united states. and you sort of take all of that into account and so there certainly is -- you know, the shine has worn off. two years ago when president obama would come over here, you know, you know, figuratively throwing rose pe petals at his feet. he still has a huge audience a few hours ago in belfast for a speech he gave that was addressing northern ireland youth. he's going to get a huge number of people at the brandenburg gate when he makes that speech on the 50th anniversary of jfk spee
NBC
Jun 17, 2013 5:00am EDT
, foreign policy as well as the economy. we'll be listening in and give you an update on what he says, shortly. >>> we are following a developing story in syria right now. activists say a car bomb targeting a checkpoint wounded more than 20 soldiers. that attack happened in the same neighborhood that houses several embassies in a damascus. want to show you video posted online. this appears to show rebels attacking troop there's. nbc news cannot verify the authenticity of this video. >>> you can expect more fallout from the nsa secret surveillance programs. colorado senator mark udall says he will introduce a bill to limit what phone records the nsa can access. he thinks the nsa can only collect information from people with ties to terrorism. >> i don't think collecting millions and millions of americans' phone calls -- this is the meta data. this is time, place, to whom you direct the calls, is making this any safer. and i think it's a violation of the fourth amendment. >> you'll remember the federal agents arrested this man for planning to blow up new york city subways. the governmen
NBC
Jun 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
and their economies in the two-day meeting. they will discuss the crisis in syria. that will be one of the topics the president talks about when he meets with vladimir putin. russia has been one of the syrian government's key allies. >>> new this morning, we're receiving word that britain may have its own government surveillance scandal on its hands. "the guardian" is reporting that the british spy agency, gchq hacked into e-mails and phones during international conferences. according to the report, they stole passwords in 2009. "the guardian" got the information from former nsa contractor edward snowden. >>> back in the u.s., you can expect fallout from the secret surveillance programs. colorado senator mark udall will introduce a bill to limit what phone records the government can access. he thinks the nsa should be allowed to collect information from people with ties to terrorism. >> i don't think collecting millions and millions of americans' phone calls -- this is the meta data. this is time, place, to whom you direct the calls, is making us safer. and i think it's a violation of the fourth
MSNBC
Jun 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
into the mirror to look at history. let's quickly revisit the highlights. this president brought the economy back from the brink through a stimulus program, a bailout of the american auto industry, strengthening financial reform and creating a dedicated government bureau to protect consumers. changing the composition of the supreme court by appointing two impressive women. and of course the largest progressive domestic policy to expand our social safety net in a generation, the affordable care act. for obama supporters accustom to all those policy successes, so far the second term may seem like it's off to a slow start but i think that changed this week. the president just took a crucial step towards the first big win of the second term on tuesday. advocates for immigration reform broke an attempted filfilibuste. now nothing should stop the senate for an up-or-down vote for landmarking legislation that would provide the u.s.'s first comprehensive immigration reform in almost three decades. if that happens, president obama will become the first president to make a lasting mark on immigration polic
MSNBC
Jun 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
office crunched the numbers and concluded that passing the immigration bill will boost the economy. >> court to this independent report, reforming our immigration system would reduce our deficits by almost a trillion dollars over the next two decades and boost our economy over more than 5%. >> and july first, that's the day the rates on many student loans will spike. they passed the speaker john boehner's bill that would put them 2.5 percentage points above the rate and -- he's frustrated with democrats not for getting on board. >> the president has failed to talk about this issue and hasn't lifted a finger to push his own party to pass his own proposal. the time for games is up. i think our kids deserve better. and the democrats need to get their act together so we can prevent these rates from doubling on july 1st. >> student loans are not the only piece of highly contentious legislation in d.c. right now. the republican led house didn't past the -- deep cut to food stamps combined forces to kill the bill. how does this body for issues like student loans. i'm joined now by two pan
CNBC
Jun 15, 2013 12:00am EDT
the population is in decline, and the gaming industry is in desperate shape, but the slowing economy didn't stop wynn from opening his most opulent casino-resort yet, the encore. charlie rose, who has known steve wynn both personally and professionally for about 15 years, was on hand during encore's opening night back in 2008. >> if all of our customers and friends are at the tables, gentlemen and ladies, place your bets. let the games begin. [cheers and applause] >> at 67, steve wynn is a legend in las vegas... >> if you're gonna start a gambling joint, start a gambling joint. >> the man with the midas touch who added glamour to the gambling industry. >> isn't this fun? >> it's perfect. >> even in this recession, thousands came to try their luck at his new casino. >> that's what i'm talking about! >> whoo! >> encore cost nearly $2.3 billion, a risky bet in a bad economy. why, in this economic environment, would you open a hotel? >> well, i'll tell you right now that if i had any idea this-- i wouldn't, if i had a choice, but this project was started four years ago. these things have a huge lead
CNBC
Jun 17, 2013 5:00pm EDT
more clearly what the actual economic variables or progress on the economy is by looking forward. the whole problem here has been that they have not been clear about that. i think that's why markets are gyrating in response to everything that is said about it. >> so, robin, in your article when you say that the definition of substantial improvement has grown less optimistic overtime does that mean it will take a lower bar for the fed to begin tapering? >> this is one of the things that i think is useful and people should pay attention to. i think the grounds have shifted a bit on labor force participation. i think that people are growing less optimistic about how fast that may come back and therefore they may be looking for slightly less, you know, big figures on payrolls before they will judge if that's a substantial improvement. >> robin, i want to go back to the release of this article because it did happen at a time when the markets were pretty much at session highs and you alluded to the fact that you understood why the markets reacted in the manner in which they did. was th
MSNBC
Jun 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
in the economy. jetblue and southwest airlines are the top ranked by passengers in the latest performance survey. still, the airline industry as a whole ranks near the bottom of the service sector beating only fees for television and internet companies. needless to say this guy doesn't work for either of these airlines. more than a million people have viewed this of a guy chucking packages onto a conveyor belt. as you can see, he doesn't have very good aim. and now crime time. >> hey. >> the 38-year search for jimmy hoffa's body is one of america's great mysteries and this field in a michigan suburb might finally solve it. or maybe not. acting on a reliable tip from the son of a detroit mob boss and self proclaimed friend of hoffa, authorities are once again digging for the infamous remains. so far no body has been uncovered but there's evidence of cement. that would be significant because the source says hoffa was buried alive and covered over with cement. and best friend turned snitch. the friend of whitey bulger and former hitman john known as the executioner testified in the high-profile tri
MSNBC
Jun 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to have economies that are working for all people, not just those at the very top. >> today we got many comments from our facebook community about the president's big speech in berlin. where he spoke from the brandenburg gate just as president kennedy did some 50 years ago this month. doug says thank god for giving us leaders like the kennedys, clinton clintons, and obama. abby says i think it's a great honor for our president to speak where another great president did fighting for the same cause. equality. gregory says president obama always represents us well. and with his beautiful family traveling with him, even better. we want to hear what your thoughts are on the president's speech or anything else. please head to facebook and search "politicsnation" and like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. i turned 65 last week. the math of retirement is different today. money has to last longer. i don't want to pour over pie charts all day. i want to travel, and i want the income to do it. ishares incomes etfs. low cost and diversified. find out why nine ou
MSNBC
Jun 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
falls below 6.5%. he has no fixed plan to stop purchasing the securities helping to lift the economy. even when they stop, they won't turn around and sell them, which would be bad for investors. we've had several billionaire money managers writing in to voice their continued confidence in the stock market saying this will all pass too. afterall, the economy is heading in the right direction. tr tamron, if you want to invest in the stock market right now, you're going to have to have a steel stomach. >> thank you, kayla. the news nation is also following breaking news out of the white house where president obama is about to nominate james comey to be the next head of the fbi. he's a former justice department official who helped oversee the legality of the national surveillance program under president george w. bush. if confirmed by the senate, he would replace robert mueller, who's head of the agency since september 2001. although fbi directors are limited to a single ten-year term, mueller's term was extended by the senate at the president's request. comey's nomination comes as the f
PBS
Jun 18, 2013 10:00pm PDT
trouble in this bad economy are borrowing from their 401(k)s... >> the number of workers borrowing from their accounts has reached a ten-year high... >> a record number of workers now raiding their 401(k)s... >> martin smith: let's begin with one simple fact: america is facing a retirement crisis, and the statistics are grim. half of all americans say they can't afford to save for retirement. one third have next to no retirement savings at all. >> i just don't know if i'll be able to save that much. god willing, social security will still be there. for someone like me, it'll probably be enough to keep me out of poverty. >> the retirement fund gets sliced and diced and divvied up for wall street to play with... >> i'm just going to have to somehow find a way to save 10% of my salary or 15% of my salary, which is probably what i need to actually be saving to have any shot of retiring, you know, not on food stamps. yeah, i don't know. hope to be able to retire. >> recently i've started to look into how to make more money, how to increase my income while still teaching. it's tough to really
CNBC
Jun 17, 2013 1:00pm EDT
, so when does that mess over there start forcing gasoline prices higher and maybe the economy, not just here, but globally lower? sue is at the new york stock exchange. hi, sue. >> hi, ty. food to see you. when a monday on wall street to start out week. the dow has been on the move, smartly higher. right now a triple-digit advance on the dow right now of 166 points. the s&p and nasdaq also in green territory with the s&p up just better than 1%, and the nasdaq is up 1.25%, so actually the nasdaq is faring the west of the three indices 3-m, delphi a hitting all-time highs and boeing, staples, amat hitting 52-week highs. the dow having a triple-digit move, but this is the fifth straight move th session where we've seen that kind of move. a look at the vix and we'll talk about that in just a second. the last week it was up 8%, and that brings us to bob pisani who also tracks the volatility. >> we do, and while it's been up since may 22nd when mr. bernanke gave his congressional testimony, the important thing is steady as she goes. the last few days, real found a floor. look at the
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